Most Popular Indica Marijuana Strains So Far in 2017

Here’s a look at the 10 most popular indica-dominant marijuana strains so far in 2017.

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Purple Kush. (Photo: StrainSpot.com)

Although sativa strains have been all the rage in recent years, indica strains still (and will always) have their place in the cannabis world. Known for their intense pain relieving effects, indica strains are excellent for those wanting to relax and relieve some stress (or depression or anxiety); they’re also great for those wanting to get some sleep, or those who simply like a powerful high.

That said, below are the top 10 most popular indica marijuana strains so far this year, using data compiled by Leafly:

A genius mix of Big Bud and Purple Urkle, Granddaddy Purple is easily one of the best indicas on the market. The strain has a sweet, berry-like flavor, and dense, kiefy nuggets. The high is incredibly potent and relaxing.

Bubba Kush is known for its enjoyably strong and subduing effects, that result in almost instant relaxation. The strain has a pine-like flavor with tasty notes of chocolate and coffee. Bubba Kush owes much of its lineage to OG Kush, which itself is one of the most legendary marijuana strains around.

According to Leafly: Northern Lights stands among the most famous strains of all time, a pure indica cherished for its resinous buds, fast flowering, and resilience during growth. Itself a descendant of indigenous Afghani and Thai landrace strains, Northern Lights has given rise to famous hybrids like Shiva Skunk and Super Silver Haze.”

Although it’s been around for a while now, Blue Cheese is easily the newcomer on this list of legendary strains. Blue Cheese is a mix of Blueberry with U.K. Cheese. It has a sweet and savory taste and smell of berry and blue cheese, giving it one of the most unique flavors of any marijuana strain available.

Fans of Purple Kush will be less-than-surprised to see it on this list. The years-long mainstay is a cross between Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani ; the results are a powerful, long-lasting high that rushes throughout the head and body. Unless you don’t like indicas (or cannabis in general), it’s almost impossible to not fall in love with Purple Kush.

 

G13 Marijuana Strain Overview: The Strain of Legends

G13 is a powerful indica-dominant strain that is the continuing subject of numerous “urban legends”.

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As noted by Leafly: “According to some accounts, the CIA, FBI, and other agencies gathered the best strains of marijuana from breeders all over the world. At a super-secret installation at the University of Mississippi, they bred many new super hybrids in the late 1960s. Allegedly, a single cutting of this plant was liberated by an unnamed technician and bred for the masses.”

Although this story – and some of the others told about this strain – likely isn’t true, what is true is that G13 is an excellent indica with a powerful kick and intense medical properties. The strain has a sweet, earthy flavor and smell that lingers in the air.

The top effects of the G13 marijuana strain are:

  • An intense but pleasant head and body high
  • Complete relexation; perfect for enjoying movies, video games, painting, reading a book, etc.
  • Increased appetite and also
  • Happiness

Medical properties:

Some of the top medical ailments it helps with are:

  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Lack of appetite and also
  • Depression and also
  • Headaches/Migraines

Reviews:

At the time of publication G13 has 642 reviews on Leafly with an average score of 4.4 out of 5 (8.8 out of 10). This places it as one of the top 10 indicas on the site (out of hundreds of strains).

Where to find it

If you are lucky enough to live in a state where cannabis is legal for medical and/or recreational purposes, we suggest you check out Leafly’s strain finder.

This feature can use your exact location to find the closet cannabis store or dispensary to you that is currently carrying the G13 marijuana strain; you can also look for a variety of other strains.

Click here for the strain finder.

Grape Ape Marijuana Strain Overview

Grape Ape, oh Grape Ape, how lovely you are!

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Grape Ape is a lovely indica-domninant marijuana strain. With a taste and smell of grape and berry, fans simply can’t get enough of it; and it makes sense, as few strains have near as sweet of a flavor or smell.

Grape Ape is a cross between Skunk, Afghani and Mendocono Purpos. All of these are strong indica strains, giving it a definitive indica experience.

 

The top effects of the Grape Ape marijuana strain are:

  • Happiness
  • Relaxation
  • Increased appetite and also
  • A strong “head high”

 

Medical properties:

Some of the top medical ailments it helps with are:

  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Lack of appetite
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and also
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

 

Growing information:

Grape Ape flowers in around 52 days and has a typically medium yield. The plants grow shorter than many other strains, and has an outdoor finish of around September.

Below are a few growing notes specific to this strain, courtesy of our friends at Leafly:

  • Best results with excellent air circulation
  • Clearing lower branches can improve circulation and air flow
  • Grows best in temperatures between 70 to 80°F (21 to 27°C) and at 50% humidity

 

Reviews:

At the time of publication Grape Ape has 1,079 reviews on Leafly with an average score of 4.3 out of 5 (8.6 out of 10).

 

Where to find it

If you are lucky enough to live in a state where cannabis is legal for medical and/or recreational purposes, we suggest you check out Leafly’s strain finder.

This feature can use your exact location to find the closet cannabis store or dispensary to you that is currently carrying the Grape Ape marijuana strain; you can also look for a variety of other strains.

Click here for the strain finder.